Recruitment 411: Federal jobs still among most desirable

Universum just released their 2010 American Student Survey’s list of top employers for business majors – the IRS came in at #23. Universum is a marketing and branding firm, which surveyed more than 56,000 students based on their field of study.

We’re not trying to brag on ourselves here – several other government agencies made the list as well, including the Department of State and the CIA. As I was reading an article about the survey it occurred to me, this in more than just a nice marketing blurb for us – it’s a major morale booster, too.

Given the current climate of hiring freezes and continuing resolutions, news like this is a reminder that the government is a great place to work, and there are many people who would love a government career. Whatever the reason: benefits, pay, or a genuine passion for public service, students still see the federal government as a great place to cultivate a career.

What are some of the top reasons applicants are drawn to your agency or organization? What drew you to your current position?

Recruitment 411 is the official blog of the IRS Recruitment Office.

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